March 18, 2009
Versatile quarterback picks up first offer
Athletic dual-threat quarterback Synjyn Days out of Powder Springs (Ga.) Hillgrove has seen his stock rise of late this offseason. Recently, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder picked up his first official offer.
"Like a week ago I got an offer from Oklahoma State so that was exciting for me and exciting for my family," Days said. "I feel relieved because a lot of schools have been recruiting me but there were no offers yet. I feel like they're the school that's most interested in me."
With the Cowboys showing Days the most interest, he in turn is taking a close look at Oklahoma State.
"I like how Coach Spencer has a lot of confidence in me," he said. "I have a grandfather that used to live in Oklahoma so I have some family there. They play in the Big 12. They run the spread offense. They have a good pre-med program which is important because I want to go into dentistry."
It is easy to see where the Oklahoma State coaching staff has found its confidence in Days. In his school's first ever varsity season, Days led his team to 8-2 record and rushed for over 1,500 yards and over 2,00 yards of total offense. He also accounted for 22 total touchdowns as a junior.
In addition to the Oklahoma State offer, Days has received interest from NC State, Georgia, Alabama, Kansas State, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Duke, Miami and Georgia Tech. Currently, he sees Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville and NC State as the schools that seem most interested in him.
For his part, Days is keeping several specific factors in mind when looking at schools.
"Location of the school is important," he said. "I'd like it to be relatively close so my family can travel to see my games. I would like my coach to have a Christian background and be a Christian. Education is important, I'm looking for pre-med so that I can get into dentistry. I want coaches that believe in me. I'd also like to play with my brother. He's a year younger than me and plays fullback."
Because of his athleticism, Days can be looked at in several positions but would like to try to play quarterback on the next level if possible.
"Most schools are looking at me as a quarterback but some see me as a defensive back," he said. "I would rather play quarterback but I'll go wherever there is a scholarship."
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